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Meteorite landings map

Coded with the Mapbox GL JS library, showing Nasa's data on meteorite landings

The dataset includes recorded meteorite crashes dating back to the 80s, resulting in over 40,000 records. The project is an interactive world map depicting the crash sites. The mass of the meteor is reflected in the size of the ellipses representing the crash while the colour indicates the age of the report. For instance, older reported crashes are pink while more recent ones are yellow. Clicking an ellipse will offer more information about the meteor, like the exact mass, year, and name. Zooming in on a location will reveal smaller meteors, and utilizing the slider tool will allow the user to see crashes throughout time rather than all at once.